The stars of Country Music Television’s (CMT) Party Down South recall their best blurry memories of their ultimate party adventures in eight new animated promos from BENT. Directed by Solomon Burbridge the spots intertwine live action interviews with 2D animation to revive wild tales of drunken debauchery.
Portland, Or – Internationally award-winning animation and visual effects studio BENT Image Lab (http://www.bentimagelab.com) has signed Yvette Represents (http://yvettereps.com/) as its new West Coast rep. Yvette Lubinsky owner of Yvette Represents brings 20 years of industry experience representing clients up and down the left coast.
This summer Bent Director Pascal Campion is featuring his many gorgeous illustrations and images in his show “3000 Moments” in Burbank, Ca. If you happen to be down south be sure to stop by and see his amazing work. He is also working on a kickstarter campaign to turn the show into a gorgeous book! See more details after the jump.
Portland, Or. – BENT Image Lab, the internationally award-winning animation and visual effects company, has opened a new office in New York City. Coming on the heels of its expansion into Spain, the thriving studio specializes in all forms of animation including CG, stop motion, 2D as well as VFX for TV and film, live action projects and post production. The growth is fueled by BENT’s strong commercial roster, its move into long form programming, and its expansion into the digital markets.
The Season 4 finale of IFC’s Portlandia rounded out another hilarious year of the show but not without a bit of wee animation from BENT! The CG Beaver who takes his revenge on the characters of Portlandia by tearing out his dam and causing a flood, was directed by Rob Shaw! We hope you enjoyed the episode and our CG Beaver!
Oregon Art Beat celebrates 15 years of Creativity at the People’s Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Wooley Gallery and the Art Beat Main Stage gallery! The exhibition, that is free of charge, begins on Saturday, April 19th and runs through June 15th. Bent’s Chel White is submitting an art piece (pictured above) for the exhibit. For more information see this link: Art Beat Exhibit Info
Portlandia Rats “Book” has been getting some attention from festivals and award shows! The NW Animation festival has accepted “Book” into the festival which will run May 12 – 18 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. Here is the schedule for the festival: NW Animation Festival Schedule
Portlandia Rats “Book” also won the silver plaque for animated program at the Chicago Intl Film Festival TV Awards! See the list here: Rats Book at Chicago Intl TV Awards
Portland, Or – Animation and visual FX studio BENT Image Lab has produced a new broadcast spot for The Oregonian in newspaper stop-motion. Directed by BENT’s Solomon Burbridge with creative from Leopold Ketel & Partners, the ad aims to present The Oregonian’s new design and compact size.
BENT Image Lab’s latest spot “Sochi in Every Bottle” honors the Olympic games and Coca-Cola in beautiful CG animation. Directed by Nicholas Weigel with creative by McCann Russia, “Bottle” expands on Coke’s whimsical “Happiness Factory” theme, employs the multi-camera technique of photogrammetry, and stars Russian hockey legend Alexander Ovechkin!
E-Comm 911 brings us the commercial “Dangerous Encounters” in an effort to encourage people to lock and/or cover their idle cell phones. Directed by Bernie Roux with agency Cossette, the stop motion spot features a frightened cell phone in peril after being dropped into a dark and omnious purse. A tube knocks the phone down and triggers an accidental 911 call. See the spot after the jump!
Chel White’s Hitchcockian trailer for the Portland International Film Festival puts us face to face with the eye of the world whilst featuring the stomach-knotting music of Vertigo. See the trailer after the jump, but be sure not to blink or you’ll miss it!
BENT Image Lab, an award-winning US-based animation and visual effects production company has expanded its offices to Europe. BENT is currently producing work all over the globe with services that run the gamut from CGI animation to stop motion, mixed media, motion graphics, VFX, as well as post production, digital and augmented reality solutions. The Spain-based office stabilizes BENT’s presence overseas while extending its reach to film, television and commercial producers looking for new creative approaches in animation and VFX.
BENT Image Lab’s Portland Santa is back, this time with a Mrs. Clause and a couple of rein-goats! Come get your peppermint bark kombucha!
It’s the time of year when Rudolph, Santa and the misfit toys return to warm our TV sets with their holiday cheer! This year the Rankin/Bass gang are all back for Nissan’s “Holiday Spirit” spots! Directed by Rob Shaw the spots features our stop motion friends entertaining a Nissan customer in their magical world. See the spots after the jump!